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How to clean up summer damage

Dermatologist Explains How to Clean up Summer Damage at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas CA Area

As you say goodbye to the sizzling days, reach out to Dr. Amanda Lloyd, leading dermatologist in Encinitas, CA to find out more about skin fixes after the summer. Here are a few effective treatments to clean up the summer skin damage. A treatment that patients commonly opt for is the clear and brilliant with laser genesis. This helps remove damaged and dull skin, builds collagen and clears out your pores. Hence, if you are suffering from fine wrinkles and lines, sun-damaged skin, this is an excellent no downtime option for you to consider! Laser treatments with minimal downtime are … Continue reading

Tips for your skin as we move into cooler weather

Skin Care Quick and Easy Tips for Cool Weather at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas CA Area

Now that winter is around the corner, a leading dermatologist in Encinitas, CA, Dr. Amanda Lloyd gives some quick tips on keeping your skin healthy and glowing during the cold months. If you don’t have oily skin and the sunscreen that you use doesn’t have enough hydration, you can add some extra moisture with a hydrating lotion or serum. In case you have dry skin, considering switching over to a balm or a more intense cream during the colder weather. A simple tip for the cold weather is lathering on extra virgin olive oil or vaseline to increase your skin … Continue reading


Rejuvenating Skin with Laser Therapy at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas CA Area

Although lines and wrinkles, spots and blotches, and lackluster skin are inevitable as we age, there are steps we can take to ensure that our skin remains as youthful and glowing for as long as possible. We don’t have to put up with old, gnarled skin, something most certainly can be done. Laser treatments like Clear and Brilliant and Laser Genesis are quick pick-me-ups that can make the skin look and feel better.Clear and Brilliant is a non-ablative, fractional laser that heats the skin to produce collagen without damaging the targeted tissue. The FDA-cleared laser penetrates the skin’s surface layers, … Continue reading


Tips to Prevent Maskne During Covid-19 at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas CA Area

According to the Collins Dictionary, maskne is “acne or a similar skin breakout caused by frequently wearing a face mask”. Although it is not a new word, it came into general parlance this year with the COVID-19 global outbreak. Also known as acne mechanica, maskne is caused by constant friction generated by the mask rubbing and grating against the skin. Additionally, the mask creates a hot humid microbiome around the mouth which creates a different environment for the skin.Masks have become a necessary evil as much-needed protection from the Coronavirus. However, not everyone has taken to them well: Some experience … Continue reading

Summer time skin pick me ups

Good Looking Skin with Jeuveau and Laser Genesis in Encinitas Ca Area

Now that summer is here and your social calendar is slowly filling up, a quick aesthetic ‘boost’ from Dr. Amanda Lloyd can leave you feeling beautiful and more self-confident! Some of the popular treatments among our patients this season are Jeuveau and Laser Genesis.Jeuveau is the latest breakthrough in the world of neuromodulator injectables. Just like its peers, Jeuveau temporarily diminishes the appearance of frown lines between the brows. Having received FDA approval in early 2019, it is becoming a popular option among patients who want a quick ‘youth boost’ without undergoing plastic surgery. Jeuveau provides results that are considered … Continue reading

Summer is here! Don’t forget your sunscreen

Importance of Sunscreen Protection During Summer in Encinitas Ca Area

As you head out for a hike or hit the waves during these summer months, sunscreen is essential. Sunscreen application not only helps prevent sunburn but also wrinkles and leathery skin which are typical signs of premature aging. However, the most important aspect of sunscreen is that it helps to decrease the risk of skin cancer. This is why Dr. Amanda Lloyd constantly stresses the importance of sunscreen to her patients. The active ingredients that are found in sunscreen work by preventing ultraviolet radiation from penetrating the deeper layers of your skin by absorbing it or by reflecting it off … Continue reading

Protect your skin from mask acne “maskne”

Important Tips to Prevent Mask Acne During Covid-19 in Encinitas Area

With the serious threat posed worldwide by COVID-19, masks have become an integral part of our lives. The World Health Organization has also issued guidelines on the importance of everyone wearing masks when out and about, to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. Of course, we know how uncomfortable it is to wear masks all day long; they make us feel sweaty and stuffy, and a little difficult to breathe. They can also lead to acne breakouts, but since we’ll have to put up with them for a while, we might as well learn to adjust to them. So, … Continue reading

Loving and caring for your skin in summer

Keep Skin Safe and Enjoy Yourself During Summer in Encinitas CA Area

Don’t you just love the summer and all that glorious sunshine? However, while you are out in the sun, you should be mindful of the damage the harsh summer sun can inflict on your skin, especially in sun-drenched California. How do you ensure that you stay safe while enjoying yourself? The most important tool in your summer arsenal is sunscreen. It decreases the amount of skin harmful UVA and UVB rays absorbed by your skin and offers protection against skin cancers too. Make sure you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF above 30 every day, especially before you head … Continue reading

Low-cost buys that will work wonders on your skin

Safe and Effective Low-Cost Skincare Products in Encinitas CA Area

The quality and clarity of your skin play a primary role in making you look beautiful and healthy. What you put on your skin is very important in maintaining it in optimal condition. Professional dermatology treatments are important but possibly even more important is your daily routine and the products that you use to nourish your skin and make it glow. You may think that expensive beauty products are always better, but this is not necessarily the case. Here are a few product recommendations which are just as safe, effective and won’t break your bank: Purpose gentle cleanser – Soaps … Continue reading

Sprucing up your skin for the summer

Getting Ready Your Skin for the Summer Season in Encinitas CA Area

You may have been under lockdown for a while. However, being in isolation doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go and neglect your skin health. After all, you are not going to remain in lockdown forever! Summer is fast approaching, and you should start refreshing your skin in preparation. Since you have some time on your hands now, why not start on your skin routine, so that your skin is ready to face the sun and the world post-lockdown? Cleanse and moisturize: These are essential even if you are indoors. Washing your face to rid it of the dirt … Continue reading

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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